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1980 Minnesota Vikings season
Head Coach Bud Grant
Home Field Metropolitan Stadium
Results
Record 9–7
Place 1st NFC Central
Playoff Finish Lost Divisional
Timeline
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1979 1981

1980 was the 20th year of season play for the Minnesota Vikings and the 61st regular season of the National Football League. The Vikings finished with a record of nine wins and seven losses.

Hail MaryEdit

In week 15 of the regular season, the Vikings hosted the Cleveland Browns. Trailing 23-9 entering the fourth quarter the Vikings came back and won on a desperation Hail Mary pass from quarterback Tommy Kramer to wide receiver Ahmad Rashad to clinch the NFC Central Division title.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 7 Atlanta Falcons W 24-23
44,773
2 September 14 Philadelphia Eagles L 42-7
46,460
3 September 21 at Chicago Bears W 34-14
59,983
4 September 28 at Detroit Lions L 27-7
80,291
5 October 5 Pittsburgh Steelers L 23-17
47,583
6 October 12 Chicago Bears W 13-7
46,751
7 October 19 at Cincinnati Bengals L 14-0
44,487
8 October 26 at Green Bay Packers L 16-3
56,191
9 November 2 at Washington Redskins W 39-14
52,060
10 November 9 Detroit Lions W 34-0
46,264
11 November 16 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 38-30
46,032
12 November 23 Green Bay Packers L 25-13
47,234
13 November 30 at New Orleans Saints W 23-20
30,936
14 December 7 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 21-10
65,649
15 December 14 Cleveland Browns W 28-23
42,202
16 December 21 at Houston Oilers L 20-16
51,064

PlayoffsEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Divisional January 3 at Philadelphia Eagles L 31-16
68,434

StandingsEdit

Template:1980 NFC Central standings

ReferencesEdit

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